1000 W CW, 7.5 - 18 GHz

The Model 1000T8G18B is a self-contained, forced air-cooled, broadband traveling wave tube (TWT) microwave amplifier designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain, and high power output are required. Reliable TWT subsystems provide a conservative 1000 W minimum at the amplifier output connector over most of the frequency range. Stated power specifications are at the fundamental frequency. The amplifier’s front panel digital display shows forward and reflected output plus extensive system status information accessed through a series of menus via soft keys. Status indicators include power on, warm-up, standby, operate, faults, excess reflected power warning, and remote. Standard features include a built-in IEEE-488 (GPIB) interface, 0 dBm input, VSWR protection, gain control, RF output sample ports, auto sleep, plus monitoring of TWT helix current, cathode voltage, collector voltage, heater current, heater voltage, baseplate temperature, and cabinet temperature. The modular design of the power supply and RF components allows for easy access and repair. Use of a switching mode power supply results in significant weight reduction. The rated power is developed by efficient power combining the outputs from four 300 W (nominal) microwave tubes that are factory matched in gain and phase to offer moderate harmonic levels without added filters. The amplifier includes wheels, leveling feet, and hooks for lifting. The Model 1000T8G18B provides readily available RF power for a variety of applications in Test and Measurement, (including EMC RF susceptibility testing), Industrial and University Research and Development, and Service applications. Unit is CE marked to comply with EMC European Directive 89/336/EEC for operation inside a shielded room. Refer to the Model Configuration Chart for alternative configurations and special features.

Refer to the Model Configuration Chart for alternative configurations and special features. The export classification for this equipment is EAR99. These commodities, technology, or software are controlled for export in accordance with the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited.